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Tell me about your delicious breakfast hot tea!

Asked by Aster (15526 points ) March 30th, 2014

I have been indulging in the most fattening, fantastic hot beverage by Folger’s: Instant Vanilla Cappucino and it’s mostly sugar. Please tell me about what hot tea you drink each morning, why it’s so wonderful and what it’s called.

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gailcalled's avatar

Earl Grey tea, freshly brewed from real tea leaves. It’s wonderful because it is tea leaves and boiling water. I add a ½ t. granulated sugar.

Ingredients in your Folger’s Instant VC….scary.

“Sugar, Nondairy Creamer (Corn Syrup Solids, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative), Mono and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Aluminosilicate (Articaking Agent)), Whey, Maltodextrin, Instant Coffee, Salt, Silicon Dioxide (a Flow Agent), Artificial Flavor, Carboxymethyl Cellulose Gum.

Aster's avatar

I very much like Earl Grey tea with honey and milk. And yes; that’s the capuccino I’ve been drinking for a few years and I’ll probably give it away now, I figured it was mostly sugar. I looked forward to it each morning.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I brew Stash English Breakfast tea from loose tea leaves every morning. I drink it plain. I buy my tea from Amazon here.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

When I drink tea it’s black tea mixed with fresh ginger and local honey with a dash of lemon.

hearkat's avatar

Before I developed a taste for coffee, I usually drank Earl Grey with honey and milk, also. Nowadays, I use Skim Plus fat-free half’n’half in my black teas and coffee – the original is the only one that has no artificial ingredients or sweeteners in it. I like to drink Chai-spiced teas with honey and half-and-half, and think that would make a yummy morning tea.

I have many teas – bagged and loose – in the cabinet; one shelf for caffeinated, and one for decaf/caffeine-free. I have chocolate-orange, cherry-almond, mango-green, green-chai, and more that have caffeine. I have ginger herbal; lemon-ginger, raspberry-pomegranate, honeybush-mandarin, and lemon-ginger teas. I don’t like plain water, so I drink a lot of herbal teas instead. I’ve tried a lot of brands, but the Twinings seems to have the best fruity flavors in the herbal categories.

Coffee has been my morning beverage since I was around 30, and we have a burr-and-grind machine on a timer, so it’s hot and fresh when we get out of the shower. I put a blend of organic turbinado and unbleached cane sugar in it, along with the half-and-half. It is very yummy without the artificial ingredients of the flavored stuff. Is that the only reason why you are considering switching? You can always put some vanilla extract in the cup, or use Vanilla Almond Milk (sweetened or not) in coffee as healthier alternatives to the processed products.

Aster's avatar

@hearkat no; I have to switch because the capuccino is extremely fattening. I’m really sad about this but I’m giving it two weeks to see if I lose any weight.

AshLeigh's avatar

I don’t usually drink tea in the morning, but I just wanted to say that you crack me up xD

I sometimes drink chai tea, which hardly counts. And I like mint tea.

hearkat's avatar

@Aster – Then it isn’t necessary for you to give up coffee altogether, but rather to find a lower-fat and -calorie option – whether coffee or tea – to that processed garbage.

Your Folgers Cappuccino French Vanilla Beverage Mix has 80 calories in a 6–8oz. beverage, 18 of them from fat. A teaspoon of turbinado sugar has 15 calories and 2 tablespoons of the half’n’half has 15 calories.

If you’re going to be putting sweetener and milk/creamer in your tea, you can put the same stuff into coffee and the calorie count would be the same, since neither coffee nor tea have calories on their own – it’s what we put in them that adds up.

@AshLeigh – Why do you say that Chai Tea “hardly counts”? I forgot to include Peppermint tea in my list of herbals! I love it and it is good for settling a queasy tummy.

AshLeigh's avatar

@hearkat, it just doesn’t feel like tea to me.

rojo's avatar

My delicious Breakfast Hot Tea is Sumatran Coffee. The tea is for later in the afternoon and then it is usually an Orange Pekoe with milk and sugar (not artificial sweetener).

28lorelei's avatar

Mine is a nice hot cup of Earl Grey or green tea :)

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